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James Cunningham
(513) 684-3451, Ext. 2967
www.hud.gov/news/index.cfm

For Release
Wednesday
January 14, 2009

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BUSH ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $22 MILLION TO HELP VERY LOW-INCOME ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN OHIO

WASHINGTON- Very low-income senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Ohio will be able to find affordable housing thanks to more than $22 million in grants announced today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding will provide non-profit developers interest-free capital advances to produce accessible housing, offer rental assistance, and provide supportive services for the elderly and persons with disabilities through HUD's Section 202 and Section 811 grant programs.

These grants will help thousands of our nation's very low-income elderly and persons with disabilities find decent housing that they can afford," said HUD Secretary Steve Preston. "Neither group should ever have to worry about being able to find a safe place to live."

Section 202 Capital Advance ($19 million in Ohio to assist very low-income elderly)

HUD’s Section 202 Capital Advance Program expands the supply of affordable housing with supportive services for the elderly. It provides very low-income persons 62-years and older with the opportunity to live independently in an environment that provides the services they need. In addition to funding the construction, acquisition, and rehabilitation of multifamily developments, HUD’s Section 202 program subsidizes the rents of senior citizens so they can limit their housing costs to only pay 30 percent of their incomes.

Section 811 Capital Advance ($3.7 million in Ohio to assist very low-income people with disabilities)

Housing constructed using interest-free capital advances under HUD's Section 811 Program are primarily used in smaller newly constructed buildings, typically group homes for three to four people, or condominium units. Eligible residents pay 30 percent of their income for rent and the federal government will pay the rest. Households must have one or more very low-income adult with physical or developmental disability or living with chronic mental illness.

The term "person with disabilities" may also include two or more people with disabilities living together, or one or more persons with disabilities living with one or more live-in attendants. The program provides persons with disabilities the opportunity to live independently in their communities by increasing the supply of rental housing with the availability of supportive services.

HUD provides the Section 202 and Section 811 funds to non-profit organizations in two forms:

  • Capital Advances. This is funding that covers the cost of developing, acquiring, or rehabilitating the development.
  • Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC). This is funding that goes to each development to cover the difference between the residents' contributions toward rent and the HUD-approved cost of operating the project.
Note: The Ohio project summaries are attached. State-by-state breakdown of individual funding summaries is available on the HUD's website

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Ohio

Section 202 - Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Project Location: Albany, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Housing Service Alliance
Capital Advance: $1,303,800
Three-year rental subsidy: $129,300
Number of units: 12

Project Description: The funds will be used to develop 12 one-bedroom units for very-low income elderly persons. The residents will have access to home delivered meals, health screenings, and social/recreational services.

Project Location: Cincinnati, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Volunteers of America National Services
Co-Sponsor: Volunteers of America Ohio River Valley
Capital Advance: $4,700,800
Three-year rental subsidy: $447,300
Number of units: 42

Project Description: The funds will be used to develop 41one-bedroom units for very-low income elderly persons and a two-bedroom resident manager's unit. The site is in close proximity to an existing senior center and the residents will have access to programs offered at the center including social and recreational activities. Residents will have access to shopping and medical facilities in the area.

Project Location: Cleveland Heights, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Benjamin Rose Institute
Capital Advance: $4,323,500
Three-year rental subsidy: $437,700
Number of units: 36

Project Description: The funds will be used to acquire and rehabilitate 36 one-bedroom units for very low-income elderly persons. The project consists of rehabilitating floors two and three into a condominium unit of an existing condominium building. The existing sponsor provides meal services for those who desire such services as well as a continuum of other supportive services through an affiliate organization and other senior service organizations.

Project Location: Columbus, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Columbus Housing Partnership, Inc.
Capital Advance: $3,815,700
Three-year rental subsidy: $377,100
Number of units: 35

Project Description: The funds will be used to develop 35 one-bedroom units for very-low income elderly persons. The project site is adjacent to an existing community center that will afford the residents access to many social/recreational activities and a community clinic operated by Mt. Carmel Hospital. The sponsor will provide shuttle service to the community center as well as transportation to shopping and medical facilities. A service coordinator will be available to help residents access services in the community.

Project Location: Marion, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio
Capital Advance: $1,303,800
Three-year rental subsidy: $129,300
Number of units: 12

Project Description: The funds will be used to develop an additional 12 one-bedroom units for very-low income elderly to the sponsor's existing 53-unit Section 202 project. The existing Service Coordinator has established links to community resources for the residents. The residents also have access to social/recreational activities provided by the local senior center.

Project Location: New Holland, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Community Action Comm. of Fayette Co.
Capital Advance: $1,303,800
Three-year rental subsidy: $129,300
Number of units: 12
Project Description: The funds will be used to develop 12 one-bedroom units for very-low income elderly persons. Residents will have access to home-delivered meals, health services, and social/recreational services.

Project Location: West Union, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Adams-Brown Counties Economic Opportunity
Capital Advance: $543,200
Three-year rental subsidy: $54,600
Number of units: 5
Project Description: The funds will be used to develop 5 one-bedroom units for very-low income elderly persons. The site is adjacent to two other 5-unit Section 202 projects. The residents will have access to home delivered meals, health services, and social/recreational activities.

Section 811 - Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Project Location: Archbold, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Filling Memorial Home of Mercy, Inc.
Capital Advance: $1,430,600
Three-year rental subsidy: $146,100
Number of units: 12

Project Description: Three, four-unit ranch style new construction group homes on scattered site are designed to integrate into the neighborhood and incorporate visitability, accessibility and energy efficient features. The homes will have four private bedrooms, 2 full handicapped accessible bathrooms, living and dining areas, laundry rooms and storage areas with a two car garage. A range of supportive services are proposed.

Project Location: South Euclid, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Jewish Community Housing Corporation
Capital Advance: $456,900
Three-year rental subsidy: $48,900
Number of units: 4

Project Description: The proposed group home project will be one story ranch style home designed to promote visitability and handicapped accessibility, universal design, and mobility impairment. The target population will be chronically mentally ill individuals and a full range of supportive services will be provided by existing public and private agencies.

Project Location: Toledo, OH
Non-Profit Sponsor: Luther Home of Mercy
Capital Advance: $1,430,600
Three-year rental subsidy: $146,100
Number of units: 12

Project Description: Three, four-unit ranch style new construction group homes on scattered site are designed to integrate into the neighborhood and incorporate visitability, accessibility and energy efficient features. The homes will have four private bedrooms, 2 full handicapped accessible bathrooms, living and dining areas, laundry rooms and storage areas with a two car garage. A range of supportive services are proposed.

 
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